What I’ve watched this year

Some of these we have taped off of the television to watch later, some we have watched on DVD, and here and there I have used BitTorrent to catch episodes that I forgot to set the video for.

We don’t “channel surf” at all, so these lists represent the vast, vast majority of our TV and film consumption this year.

Shows that Karen and I watched together

* Doctor Who (series 3)
* Frasier (series 5 to 11) ((some overlap with last year))
* House (series 3 and 4)
* The IT Crowd (series 2)
* That Mitchell and Webb Look (series 1)
* My Name Is Earl (series 2 and 3)
* Outnumbered (series 1)
* Peep Show (series 1 to 4)
* The Sopranos (series 1 to 6)
* Spooks (series 1, 2 and 6)

I haven’t included shows that we just watched a couple of episodes of.

Shows that I watched on my own

* Futurama (series 1 to 4)
* Mork and Mindy (series 1)
* The Prisoner
* Red Dwarf (series 1 to 3)
* Scrubs (series 5, 6 and 7)


As well as the above shows, we’ve also watched a few films. I’d estimate 30-40. Favourite films watched for the first time this year were:

* Princess Mononoke
* Mulholland Drive
* The Ladykillers
* Brazil
* The Apartment
* The Station Agent

The worst was probably The Da Vinci Code.

7 replies on “What I’ve watched this year”

Excellent. I just finished watching Season 2 (what’s been made so far of it, damn Hollywood writers) the other night. It’s all good, bar the occasional bit where you know exactly what’s going to happen next. It’s a bit bad at signposting a bit too obviously sometimes.

But I definitely recommend it. You can get HD torrents of it all too.

We’ve watched some documentaries, but not many. We don’t watch TV when it is broadcast, so we don’t tend to see adverts, and the only way that we find out about interesting shows is via the Internet. It’s relatively easy to catch up on a serial (cough BitTorrent cough) but much harder to catch up on documentaries.

That said, I’ve found torrents for Atom on Mininova, so I will be checking that out.

The only things I think we have watched live on TV as it was broadcast were some episodes of Dr Who, possibly one of Spooks, and Bringing Up Baby. This is definitely the way to watch telly. No adverts, and to our own timetable.

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